Tournament 12 (T12) is a national amateur baseball tournament held at Rogers Centre, September 14-19, 2016. The goal of T12 is provide a showcase opportunity for the best 160 amateur baseball players born in Canada, with college eligibility. T12 acts to centralize the best Canadian born baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many pro and college scouts as possible. Simply put, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy's intention is to provide a platform that both highlights and markets the high level of amateur baseball talent in this country.
Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar will act as the tournament commissioner and will receive assistance from his father Sandy, along with Blue Jays alumni Paul Quantrill, Tanyon Sturtze, Devon White, Lloyd Moseby, and Duane Ward. The tournament will consist of 8 teams: (1) BC-Orange, (2) Alberta-Red, (3) Prairies-Purple, (4) Ontario- Black, (5) Ontario-Green, (6), Quebec-Blue, (7) Atlantic-Maroon, and (8) Futures-Navy. Each team has 20 players.
Amateur baseball players who are between the ages of 14-19 (as of September 1, 2016) are eligible. If a player is selected to participate in T12, the player will be assigned to the team representing the Province/Region which they were born.
Evaluating and Selecting Potential Players:
Players will be evaluated by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy and the Toronto Blue Jays Scouting Department, in conjunction with the MLB Scouting Bureau. All final roster decisions will be determined by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
T12 is not only looking for professional prospects, evaluators are looking for players that have the ability to play baseball at the next level (Professional, D1, D2, D3 or Junior College). We also put a strong emphasis on recognizing the potential top players in each class and exposing them to the showcase as early as possible.
There is no relevance to where the player was born in Canada, or what program/team they currently play for, or have played for. All potential players are all evaluated based on their own skill and ability. In addition, a player's individual statistics on their club team or participation in national tournaments have no bearing on the selection process.
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